Shelby had been home for 2 weeks now and when I think back to where we were 2 weeks ago (not sleeping, calling the vet 24/7 to see if ‘this’ was normal, shutting her out of my room) to where we are today – pretty peaceful and calm and everyone sleeping through the night, I am relieved! We are settling into our ‘new normal’.
Shelby continues to take respite in my tiny bathroom – and while I try and find the humor in it (it is kind of funny) it does confuse me. She always used to go lay in her bed after eating and now she takes to the bathroom as she has assumed that is her new bedroom.
BUT she will come out for snuggles and hang out with me in the main room. She even snuggled with me on my bed earlier when I put her up there. We had an outing today to a pet store for treats and she was 100% “Shelby” -tail wagging, looking for attention, happy, perky ears.
She tries to go on longer walks and then will just stop and appear tired or maybe is just milking it so I will pick her up. I carry her up and down the stairs more than I should but I worry about her other legs so much. My back has finally had enough but I”m trying to get stronger.
We still have a long battle to go and we both know that. The odds are against us. It’s been a long journey, heartbreaking at times. When her leg broke in June, there was no definitive diagnosis of cancer so we kept the leg and that decision plagues me to this day. I have to learn to find peace and let it go and know that I have done everything right with the information I had at the time. And that Shelby knows that. And she knows she is loved more than anything else. #shelbystrong
Shelby out of the bathroom!